Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Catholic Church has spent the whole month of November asking everyone to pray for the souls of the deceased. This atmosphere of prayer is very visible and vivid in our parish cemetery.
Training a grownup human being is not easy, and the formation of a religious woman is even more complicated. With God's grace, we try our best to create opportunities for young sisters to learn to be messengers of God.
Fr. Thomas Vu Quang Trung, who was executive secretary of the Vietnamese bishops' Committee on Consecrated Life for nine years, talks with GSR about sisters' ministries and challenges in the local church.
Working as a maid has become a valued job in Vietnam, as public attitudes towards the profession change, thanks to the determined efforts by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul nuns. The sisters recently marked the 10th anniversary of training courses in housework for disadvantaged young women at the Salesian-run Phuoc Loc Vocational Training Center in the sourthern part of the country.